Diana Walker is a partner at Brunswick Group, a strategic advisory firm. She leads Brunswick’s Business & Society practice in the U.S. where she advises many of the world’s largest companies on their business strategies related to environmental and social risks through opportunities.
Walker has spent over 20 years building impact initiatives and partnership alliances in environmental, social, governance (ESG) corporate sustainability, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, risk mitigation of social impact endeavors, new market opportunities and market research, and impact investment funds.
Previously, she was the founder of Walker Impact Strategies for almost a decade, consulting in market-based and philanthropic social impact strategy, ESG, partnerships, and thought leadership. Prior to Walker Impact Strategies, she spent 12 years at the United Nations Foundation in public affairs, government affairs, and building and leading public-private partnerships. She was deputy director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the 2008 Democratic National Convention and worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and with the Obama White House on national community service initiatives and women and girls programs.
Walker also sits on the board of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. She is co-chair of the Independent Advisory Group of Travalyst, a corporate-led sustainable travel initiative founded by the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. She is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and a member of Nexus Global.